Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Architecture Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

1998

Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Articles 1 - 4 of 4

Full-Text Articles in Architecture

Comparison Of Perceptions Of Residential Satisfaction In Hannover, Germany: Ethnic Germans From Russia Versus Native Germans, James J. Potter, Annette K. Fuhrig, Xiaoying Winston Yan, Renate Narten, Jennifer K. Honebrink Jan 1998

Comparison Of Perceptions Of Residential Satisfaction In Hannover, Germany: Ethnic Germans From Russia Versus Native Germans, James J. Potter, Annette K. Fuhrig, Xiaoying Winston Yan, Renate Narten, Jennifer K. Honebrink

Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Offers a comparison of perceptions of residential satisfaction in Hannover, Germany, between ethnic Germans from Russia and native Germans.


Body World And Time: Meaningfulness In Portability, Rumiko Handa Jan 1998

Body World And Time: Meaningfulness In Portability, Rumiko Handa

Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Architectural scholars and professionals have long recognized the erosion of culturally endowed architectural meaning: technology transfer has caused the relationship between form and its means, so evidently reciprocal in indigenous construction, to crumble. Natives and tourists alike now deprecate traditional architecture while applauding the pseudoauthentic. If the irreversible universalization of technology and of man constitutes “a sort of subtle destruction, not only of traditional culture … but also of what I shall call for the time being the creative nucleus of great cultures, that nucleus on the basis of which we interpret life,” is architecture doomed to lose its rneaningfulness?

Portable ...


Polar Field Tent Shelters And Well-Being Of Users, James Potter, X. Winston Yan, Nathan S. Krug, Karl C. Kuivinen, Marijane E. England Jan 1998

Polar Field Tent Shelters And Well-Being Of Users, James Potter, X. Winston Yan, Nathan S. Krug, Karl C. Kuivinen, Marijane E. England

Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Polar research teams often spend extended periods of time away from base stations, living and working in remote field camps of portable tent shelters. This article reports on a study of the design and use of portable field tent shelters being deployed in Antarctica and other circumpolar areas. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of the shelters on health and well-being of their users from an environment-behavior perspective. Preliminary analysis indicates that although the design and use of field tent shelters were generally satisfactory, there are areas in which the shelters had some adverse bearing on ...


A Critical Review Of Design And Use Of Field Tent Shelters In Polar Regions, Xiaoying Winston Yan, Marijane E. England, Karl C. Kuivinen, James J. Potter, Nathan S. Krug Jan 1998

A Critical Review Of Design And Use Of Field Tent Shelters In Polar Regions, Xiaoying Winston Yan, Marijane E. England, Karl C. Kuivinen, James J. Potter, Nathan S. Krug

Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Polar research teams often spend extended periods of time away from base stations, living and working in remote field camps of portable tents. This article reports results of a survey study conducted in 1996 of polar researchers from the United States. The study was about the design and use of portable field tents being deployed in polar areas with regard to safety, health, and well-being from the user's perspective. Preliminary analysis indicates that there existed a number of areas in design and use of the shelters that contributed to concerns of safety, health, and well-being among a considerable number ...